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Historic match

Georgian national team beat Wales in Cardifz

The Georgian rugby team crowned the November tests with a beautiful victory. “Borjgali” defeated the second team representing Tier 1. In the first case, they managed to do this in Batumi, when they beat Italy (28:19), and this time they beat the Welsh national team as a guest – 13:12.
 |  Borena Kuliashvili  | 

The score was opened by the Georgian team in the 3rd minute, Tedo Abzhandadze scored a penalty, but then Wales gained the advantage, scored two tries and won the half time 12:3.

The second half of the match started with the advantage of the home team, but Georgian team gradually corrected the play.

In the 60th minute, Georgian national team launched a good attack. Vasil Lobzhanidze launched an attack on the wing and passed the ball to team captain Merab Sharikadze, who found Abzhandadze, passed the ball to Todua, who crowned the attack with a try, and Thedo successfully converted and the score became 12:10.

After the try, the Georgian national team actively continued to play. 10 minutes before the end of the match, Abzhandadze could have given team the lead, but his shot was inaccurate.

In the 74th minute, the Welshmen finished the attack with a try, but after checking it was found that the hosts had violated the rules of the game in front and the try was not counted.

2 minutes before the end of the play, Georgia forced the Welsh to violate the rules, and Luka Matkava, who came on as a substitute, executed the penalty flawlessly and brought a historic victory to the Georgian national team.

Vasil Lobzhanidze, number 9 of the Georgian national team, became the best player of the match.

Thus, the Georgian national team finished the November tests with two wins and one loss – in Tbilisi they won against Uruguay (34:18) and lost against Samoa (19:20). With the victory in Wales, he made another loud application to join the elite of rugby.

World Rugby responded to the match like this – “Georgia’s historic victory in Cardiff”.

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